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. they've got plenty of room to make a good margin and pay this tax to microsoft for the operating system. i'm not so concerned about apple as much as just the whole market getting commoditized. on the consumer side, i think that's a tough market for microsoft. if you don't need office, you really don't need to pay a premium for your products. they can afford to cut price on their hardware. microsoft's hair wear shipments are material on the market. they're there to show good design. it's important that their partners -- >> you could say they're out of touch. you mentioned office. i see now there's a suggestion that actually when the new office suite comes out, it will be licensed. you will pay a monthly subscription in order to have microsoft office. that doesn't seem to be where the bulk of the market is at the moment. that's not what consumers are doing, generally in their lives, is it? >> actually, simon, 20% of office's consumer, you know, 80% is enterprise, and 60% of enterprises are on subscription already. so there is a pretty significant migration to subscription that's well alon
's no longer, it's as bad as it used to be. they didn't mind paying the taxes. they are buying back stock. what a good call. >> all true. it's an interesting point you make, one that we perhaps don't focus enough on, in creating enthusiasm amongst your own employee base in order to attract talent, in order to keep talent. she seems to be having success at doing that. >> she has charisma. >> it is about free cafeteria food and issuing iphones to employees. >> it's important when it's a turn-around story and there has to be one or two more quarters for the results to be seen. that's a great point you made, because these are needed expectations, the fact that they beat, and they show the business lines weren't doing much worse. but revenues were better than consensus. it was a stability quarter. they bought back a lot of stock, because it's extremely investment friendly. >> a number of directors on the board will be focused on that. dan loeb is still in there. probably will be for some time. and has done very well with it. that helps also. he was key in terms of at least the appointment of mayer t
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